Nightlife in Ayacucho
Karaoke Sol y Luna
Location: 292 Jr. 9 de Diciembre - 3° Piso, Ayacucho
In this karaoke you will have a lot of fun with your friends, tasting snacks, pizzas and other appetizers. You can also take it with some popular drinks as the pisco, vodka, whisky, wines, between others. Sing or dance, you choose how to end the night!
Disco Amor Serrano
Location: 396 Jr. 9 de Diciembre
There is a great atmosphere and the music is assorted.
Location: 1035 Cáceres
Hours: wednesday to saturday until 2:00 a.m.
Where to eat in Ayacucho?
Restaurante bar turístico Las Tejas
Location: 287 Jr. Arequipa
Price: S/. 6
The restaurant offers menu with typical and creole dishes. You must try the delicious chicharrón de chuño.
Restaurante turístico La Casona
Location: 463 Jr. Bellido
Price: S/. 15
The main feature is the generous parts they serve to the diners. On the menu you can find typical food and creole food as the puca picante or the very famous lomo saltado.
Location: 4 Portal Constitución
Price: snack from s/. 2
You will find a consistent breakfast that can go with a delicious coffee. Try the chocolate queques!
Recreo Las Flores
Location: 106 Jr. José Olaya
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price: between s/. 12 and s/. 21.50
If your wish is to taste a good cuy chactado, this is your place!
The tourist places to see in Ayacucho are:
Plaza de armas
Its one of the most beautiful and biggest squares that you can find inside the country, and is surrounded by constructions of the 16th and 17th centuries, whose arches circle the square. On the center of the square you can appreciate a monument that pays tribute to the marshal Don Antonio José de Sucre. Next to the Plaza de Armas square are located the main institutions of the city, as the Huamanga University and the Municipality.
Location: 508 Jr. 28 de Julio
Phone number: (066) 32-6166
Hours: from Monday to Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Its a colonial house built on the 17th century, current headquarters of the Museo de Arte Religioso Colonial (colonial religious art Museum) and of the Museo del Gran Mariscal Andrés Avelino Cáceres (Museum of the big marshal Andrés Avelino Cáceres). Deep inside you can find collections of colonial artworks, besides historical pieces of the city. One of the main attractions and very special is the fig tree, which is 300 years old, and is placed in the main courtyard.
Casa Chacón - Popular art museum
Location: On the North of the Plaza de Armas, 28 Portal Unión, Plaza de Armas.
Originated on the 18th century, this mansion is actually an office of the Banco de Crédito del Perú. It was bought to conserve its architectural and cultural patrimony. In this mansion of 2 levels you can appreciate half-caste architectural styles on the vaults, columns, archs and walls.
Cathedral of Ayacucho
Location: Plaza de Armas of Ayacucho
Built on the 17th century, its the main religious center of Ayacucho. Its style is baroque and Renaissance, of grayish red colour, with sober finish on the front of building; this contrasts with the wealthy inside altarpieces, made of gold leaf technique.
Temple of Santo Domingo
Location: between the roads Jr. 9 de Diciembre and Jr. María Parado de Bellido
It was built in 1548. The Temple has 3 wonderful finished archs in its front of building where you go through to enter the inside finely decorated with gold leaf technique. We can also appreciate in this church the Cristo del Santo Sepulcro sculpture, kept in a glass case, that goes on procession during the Easter.
Temple of San Francisco de Asís
Location: 305 Jr. 28 de Julio
Hours: Monday to Sunday, from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
Declared a monument that makes part of the countrys cultural heritage, this church was built during the 16th century. Its architectural style is greek-roman with a unique tower on the side, where you can find the biggest bell of the city. Inside there is a golden altar where you can appreciate sculptures that refer to Franciscan devotion. The church keeps as well a collection of colonial art and a library with historical books.
Totally, Ayacucho counts 33 churches, that are historical monuments of the city (some of them have been declared countrys cultural heritage). Go and visit them!
The things to do in Ayacucho
Wari Archaeological Complex
Location: at 15 mi (25 km) from the city, Carretera Ayacucho - Quinua
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fare: s/. 0.50 (school child) - s/.1 (students) - s/.3 (general)
Its located in the Quinua district at an altitude of more than 2750 m above the sea level; it includes 2200 hectares where there are different sectors and outfits. This complex was built by the wari culture, being its main power center on the mountains region.
Location: at 50 mi (80 km) on the south-east of Ayacucho city.
It was an important inca city, constructed after the conquest of the Chancas culture, in time of Tupac Yupanqui and Huayna Capac (13th - 14th century).
Thermal baths of Niñobamba
Location: at 50 mi (81 km) from the city (1 hour of travel)
Hours: from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fare: free entrance
The thermal baths are one of the main natural and medicinal resources that you can find in Ayacucho. The water has temperatures of 104 °F (40 °C). Its a belief the baths can ease rheumatic and muscular pain, thanks to the minerals concentration they have.
Location: at 445 mi (717 km) from the city
The lake is in Parinacochas province, at 3200 m above the sea level, on the hillside of Sarasara volcano. Its name comes from the parihuanas (flamingo from the Andes) that live on the area. The water is salty due to the minerals concentration and the evaporation of the water. On the surrounding area you can also find guanacos, vicunas (llamas) and Andian deers.
Typical dishes in Ayacucho
It's a soup made of wheat, vegetables and meat.
Traditional dish from the pre-Hispanic time, prepared with bell pepper kind panca, powdered peanut, dressing the guinea pig to fry it later. It's very nutritious.
It's a soup prepared with mutton or cow head, it has a great nutritious value and it's a wonderful appetiser during the festivals.
It's a delicious dish of red colour, based of pig's paw, dressed with bell pepper kind panca and peanut sauce. It comes with potatoes.
It's a soup prepared with the soup of mutton or cow meat, but you throw in insides or husked wheat to the boiling.
It's a dish made of field beans, bell pepper, garlic, cheese, milk and vegetables as you like.
Casserole of pig meat, marinated with bell pepper and vegetables, all of it with a boiled potato.
Traditional dish of the Andian region. The meat (cow, chicken or pig) is prepared with spices and herbs to be cooked on the fire in a oven of rocks under the ground.
The main ingredients are fruits, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and yucca.